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David Burn
David Burn
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about me

A bookful blockhead, ignorantly read

With loads of learned lumber in his head,

Fixed like a plant on his peculiar spot

To draw nutrition, propagate, and rot.

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Sportsmanlike dumping???
USA2 v Poland, final round-robin match (the loser of the quarter-final does not generally get to play anyone). Britain "lost" in that it got Poland in the QF; USA2 "lost" in that it got Iceland.
Fact Instead Of Fiction: A True Report on the Denver Regional
I read the "secret arbitration" article. By about the third paragraph a memory was stirring; by the fifth it had crystallised. The indictment had never been clearly expressed, And it seemed that the Snark had begun And had spoken three hours before anyone guessed What the pig was supposed to ...
Fact Instead Of Fiction: A True Report on the Denver Regional
No one actually has to know the rules. But everyone actually has to play by them.
Alerting after partner has failed to alert?
Partner should alert if 1 is alertable in your jurisdiction. When he does, you must proceed as if 1 really were natural - you are not allowed to know that partner has spades rather than hearts. Presumably you had four spades and bid 1 because you thought partner ...
Sportsmanlike dumping???
With two matches to play on the last day of the Maastricht round robin, England had (somewhat unexpectedly) guaranteed qualification from its group with the selection privileges entailed. In theory we didn't have to turn up at all, let alone try to play well. I have given an account ...
Sportsmanlike dumping???
You don't have to imagine. Look at the last matches of the 1991 Bermuda Bowl round robin.
Sportsmanlike dumping???
The first time the WBF tried this was at the Olympiad in Maastricht in 2000. I still remember the clause they came up with: "failure to play other than as well as possible is not permitted". While we were being thrashed by the Italians in the semi-finals I often contemplated ...
A Haunting Combination
In the original position: against a South who always plays Z ("if they don't cover...") East should never cover with queen-third; against a South who never plays Z East should always cover with queen-third. This suggests that a mixed strategy may exist. Without the eight, South has no legitimate ...
Fact Instead Of Fiction: A True Report on the Denver Regional
The code the OP uses to publish square brackets publishes square brackets. When you copy them, they are square brackets not code.
Fact Instead Of Fiction: A True Report on the Denver Regional
This seems to me to have much in common with the current longest-running thread: the presumption is that if you don't know the rules then they aren't the rules, or if they are then they shouldn't be. This presumption is not necessarily true.

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